**Spatial Statistics in
Practice**

*Center for Tropical Ecology and
Biodiversity, *

*&*

*Fushan** Botanical
Garden*

*Taiwan*

*August, 2007*

Symposium Presentation #1: (Saturday, August 4) Spatially Structured Random Effects

Symposium Presentation #2:
(Saturday, August 4) Spatial Filtering
and Space-Time Data

Lecture #1: A general
overview of spatial autocorrelation in georeferenced data

Lab #1 - spatial
autocorrelation games

- constructing Moran scatterplots

- constructing semivariogram plots

Lecture #2: Quantitative
regionalization and cluster detection, with special reference to local
statistics

Lab #2 -
variable transformations

- LISA statistics

- Getis-Ord statistics

- constructing spider diagrams

Lecture #3: Modeling spatial autocorrelation in normal, binomial/logistic, and Poisson variables: autoregressive and spatial filter specifications

Lab #3 -
Jacobian estimation

- estimating autoregressive models

- estimating spatial filter models

- estimating random effects models

- mapping spatial filters

Lecture #4: Bayesian
analysis of mapped data

Lab
#4
- using GeoBUGS

Lecture #5: *MAPS
WITH GAPS*—small geographic area estimation, kriging,
and kernel smoothing

Lab #5 - handling
missing georeferenced data: (1) estimating missing values

(2) spatial interpolation

**BACKGROUND **

Spatial autocorrelation:
*GeoWorld*, 2004

Spatial autocorrelation: *Encyclopedia of Social Measurement*, 2005

Spatial autocorrelation: *International Encyclopedia of Human
Geography*, in press

Jacobian approximation: *Papers in Regional Science*, 1992

Jacaobian approximation:
*Linear Algebra & Its Applications*,
2004

Spatial model specifications:
*International Journal of Health
Geographics*, 2005

Spatial filtering – normal
probability model: *Journal of
Geographical Systems*, 2000

Spatial filtering – Poisson
probability model: *Probability
& Statistics Letters*, 2002

Spatial filtering – binomial
probability model: *Environment
& Planning A*, 2004

Spatial filtering and PCNM:
*Ecology*, 2007

For questions, contact: [email protected]